London, South Kensington
22 July 1999
A famille rose globular jar and cover
with knop finial, painted with vases of flowers, jardinieres and albums on a striped ground further reserved with butterflies amongst fruit and flower sprays -- 8in. (20.3cm.) high, 19th Century.
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